Counterfeit

The World’s Greatest Counterfeiter | The Art of Making Money

| Topic | The self-declared “world’s greatest counterfeiter,” Frank Bourassa, printed $250 million in fake US currency until he was caught by an undercover cop in 2012. And yet he hardly served any jail time. In this episode, Bourassa reveals…

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Fake! Inside the Terrifying, Trillion-Dollar Bootleg Industry

| Complex | The buying and selling of counterfeit goods is generally seen as a victimless crime, but oftentimes the profits go toward funding some of the shadiest criminal elements from around the world, including terrorism, human trafficking, and child…

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Why Amazon Has So Many Counterfeit Goods

| CNBC | Seizures of counterfeit products at U.S. borders have increased 10-fold over the past two decades as e-commerce sales have boomed. The total value of seized goods – if they had been real – reached nearly $1.4 billion…

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Fakes in the art world – The mystery conman

| DW Documentary | Fake art sits unnoticed in galleries around the world. A talented fraudster has been playing the art market and ripping off collectors for years. Who is the mystery conman? Discover more in THE MYSTERY CONMAN -…

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